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Kadavu Island

Papageno Resort

Malawai Bay Fiji
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Papageno Resort, on the untouched island of Kadavu in Fiji, blends world-class scuba diving, fishing, cultural activities and an array of other adventure experiences (snorkeling, free diving, spearfishing, waterfall hiking, kayaking, stand-up-paddle, surfing, etc.) all within a secluded, tranquil and unique oceanfront hideaway with a lush, tropical rainforest backyard setting. Papageno Resort is truly a one-of-a-kind getaway spot that caters to both those looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay or those looking for a bundle of adventure-level water and land experiences, whilst making Papageno feel like your home away from home.
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Free breakfast
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Coming from France. We spent a wonderfull week, in July, in this resort, with our three sons. It was the Paradize! Beautifull place (beach, possibility to get canoe to visit the coast and the closest island, marvelous fishes as soon as you do snurkling, trip to see manta ray, ...), kind people who did their best for you to discover their country and played with us (volley-ball, ping-pong, snooker, ...). Thanks to Taito (for our three sons, fans of rugby, unforgettable match in his village!), to Tom, to Sivo, to Warren (for the discussions we had,about Fiji and his ecology point of view), and to all the other I couldn't write the name... I, at last ,understand why Fiji rugby players have difficulties to come back to France once they are in Fiji! Thérèse, Aubin, Antoine, Félix & Christophe.
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I shared a was a very enjoyable and relaxing week at Papageno with a couple of friends visiting from Sydney. The resort's grounds are beautiful and impeccably maintained, the cabins solid, spacious and comfortable, and the staff very professional and super friendly. A holiday from emails and social media (there is internet connection, but it is expensive and was working only on and off) was a blessing, and it was a perfect opportunity to read novels, picking from the exchange library, swim, paddle and snorkel along the large white sand beach (but you have to be careful of the sting rays that are hidden in the sand at low tide). I also enjoyed the meals (all included) in particular the large bowls of mixed salad straight from the resort's organic gardens. We were lucky to snorkel with 4 large and majestic manta rays in an excursion to the Great Astrolabe Reef, a highlight of the trip.
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Bula! Of all the places Frank and I have visited over the decades, without a doubt, Papageno on Kadava Island is an absolute standout. From the moment our little boat pulled up on the beach we felt the peace and tranquility. Our bure was right there on the beach and behind us 350 acres of lush, green tropical paradise. Warren and Elizabeth keep everything running smoothly. They offer snorkling, diving, boat trips to local villages and many other activities. We read all the books that we'd brought with us and more (from their well stocked library). Fresh local produce served up by Sivo, the excellent head chef, eaten around a big oak table with lots of stimulating conversation, laughs and friendships made. The peacefulness and remoteness of the place will stay with us forever. We hope to return one day. Vinaka vaka levu. Elizabeth and Frank.
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We had a 3 generation family holiday this month at Papageno Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji. The accomodation was comfortable and spacious, the food very good and the activities and excursions were marvellous. We went fishing, snorkelling, beach picnicking and swimming with the manta rays. Some of us went scuba diving. The natural environment is stunning. The staff were so helpful and kind that the children thought the family should make a home there. If you are not looking for luxury (no roads no screens) but a wonderful experience with family or friends and you love the water this is for you. We will go back.
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An appreciation A visit to Papageno on Kadavu Island is more than a place to stay. Papageno is a peaceful remote eco-resort that is traditional to the indigenous Fijian culture, where guests are welcomed to relax and unwind in harmony with nature. Our family – 15 people, together with Elisabeth, the manager of Papageno, spent a year in planning and preparing for a week-long family celebration of my 80th birthday at the Papageno Resort. Our family celebrations continue to bond us. Our son writes “Thank you for being an inspirational father and guiding us through life all these years and for taking us to many places around this world and teaching us about life.” Papageno proved to be the right location for our celebrations. The tropical gardens are iconic of the remote Fijian Island and culture. The table settings were most inviting and different every day. They have a vast collection of fine bone china from Japan, England, Germany and the USA. The meals were delicious, plentiful enough to even satisfy the growing teenagers. We loved the tropical fruit selection from the on-site orchard, daily fresh salads, freshly baked coconut buns, the curried fish, the taro chips and homemade jams… just to name a few. The staff became part of our family celebration, spoiling us with their cooking, a special birthday cake, guiding us when walking and boating, playing, joking, snorkelling, swimming with Manta Rays, fishing and kayaking. Nothing was too much. The colourful Papageno staff singing “Isa Lei” at the beach farewell brought tears to many eyes. Did we like it here at Papageno? This is the fourth time we visited. Everyone wants to return for the next celebration. It is truly a rare gem that will show you friendly, warm and inviting Fijian culture. To find out more about what Papageno is offering use Google and search for my YouTube videos Hans Kosmer Papageno. Vinaka
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Frequently Asked Questions about Papageno Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Papageno Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Papageno Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Papageno Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Papageno Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Papageno Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Papageno Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Papageno Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.